Monday, August 29, 2005

"Anyone Can Go Anywhere"

(found on Mirzapur district's official website):

"Tahsil Chunar is the center of district Mirzapur. Anyone can go anywhere"

There is something very liberating and disturbing about that sentence. Is it the sad nihilism in the governmental voice asking the citizen - not a particular citizen, but any citizen - to go somewhere, anywhere, anywhere but here, that is? Or is it that the inmates have been given the keys to the prison...?

Check out anytime you like but you can never leave.